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History

Cultivation of Currants in the Northern Peloponnese region is reported as early as the 4th century B.C., by the Greek philosopher Aristotle.

By the mid-1500s the cultivation of Currants had spread far and wide throughout Northern Peloponnese. The markets of Central Europe, and particularly the British market, soon came to appreciate the alimentary value and luscious taste of the Currants and its demand therefore drastically increased.

Furthermore, during the 19th century, Currants was one of the most important Greek products exported, mainly to Europe.

Nowadays, Currants is marketed and distributed in almost every country in the world, with the main importers being the EU countries (especially England and Holland), as well as third countries such as Australia and the US.

In accordance with the provisions of Council Regulation No. 3/2008 and Commission Regulation No. 501/2008, the European Union co-finances information provision and promotion measures for agricultural products on the internal market and in third countries.

In the frame of the above Regulations, the Agricultural Cooperatives’ Union of Aeghion (P.E.S.) participates in a three-year EU Currants promotion Program for the markets of Russia, Ukraine, the USA and Canada.

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25100, Aeghion
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+30 269 102 2409
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+30 269 102 2384
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